A canopy-shaped public art installation is designed to lure people in and spark conversation.

Belgian artist Arne Quinze has designed a public artwork named Red Beacon which is made from 55 tons of wood. This canopy-shaped sculpture has been installed in a public park in Shanghai and aims to increase the social interaction between people by drawing their attention and luring them to the park.

Arne Quinze says this about his project:

RED BEACON draws the attention of the crowd passing by and lures it into the park. In the calming environment of he trees people sit down and enjoy the sculpture while being amazed by its red energetic color, shape and story. It acts as a new beacon in the city becoming an important step to the urban cultural improvement of Shanghai where people meet and communicate freely.

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